CSX Carolina Connector Terminal Receives Engineering Excellence Award

The recently opened the 330 acre Carolina Connector (CCX) intermodal transportation facility in Edgecombe County, northeast of Raleigh, North Carolina, has been recognized with an Engineering Excellence Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). EMH&T is proud to have performed the engineering design and permitting for the terminal including terminal layout, track, utilities, stormwater and grading, erosion control, and a tie and ballast gantry crane rail system as well as oversight of pavement, electrical and building design, EMH&T also served as Engineer of Record on this award-winning facility, which will spur economic development and help meet this growing region’s transportation needs.

The project, a joint effort among the NC Department of Transportation, CSX Corporation, and the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, is one of the most advanced terminals on the CSX network, featuring three wide span, fully automated zero emission electric cranes with a lift capacity of 110,000 containers per year. Most of the container handling will be completely automated with operators remotely controlling the initial lift and final placement more safely from inside the terminal building.